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Optimising mining’s partnering capability to contribute to community resilience and thriving societies

  • Health and safety
  • Land-use planning
  • Permitting processes / policy integration
  • Reporting official statistics
  • Socio-economic and environmental impact assessments

Challenge the practice is addressing: Mining has a major impact on an economic, social, environmental and political level. Therefore, the mining industry can be a significant contributor to support communities to become more resilient and to help them navigate through across mining and other sectors.

Concrete practice to achieve the expected goal: The resource set for companies contains four parts: 1. define partnering, provide snapshot of current partnering practice and set out the potential for mining as partner to contribute to community resilience. 2. create framework for the institutional capability companies need. 3. provide a tool to self-assess fitness for partnering. 4. improvement of companies institutional capability to partner.

Expected impact/goal of the practice: This practice helps mining companies to understand to what degree they are currently able to be fit for partnering to be able to contribute in building community resilience.

Who is the target user group of the practice/intervention or implementing the practice/intervention? This practice is mainly relevant for mining companies

PARTNERING FOR OUR COMMON FUTURE: Optimising mining’s partnering capability to contribute to community resilience and thriving societies (p. 3-6)
Data item type
Knowledge base
Practice type
Report / document
Learning relevance
Guidelines / guidance document
Unspecified (universally applicable)
Extractive life-cycle
Pre-exploration (land-use planning)
Pre-exploitation / development stage (e.g. feasibility study)
Exploitation phase
Post-exploitation phase (i.e. rehabilitation)
Sustainability scope
Valuing all forms of capital (i.e. natural and social capital)
Benefit sharing
Planning beyond the mine life
Shared vision partnerships
Holistic management and continuous learning